Hardwood countertop

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mkr5000 wrote:

I can think of a couple of things made that way.
The first is (was, you don;t see them anymore) darkroom sinks. They were normally made of cypress.
The second is wooden boats.
As long as the sinks were used frequently and the wood stayed wet, the water stayed where it was supposed to be. Ditto boats; but if the boat was taken out of the water for any period of time it would leak like a sieve. Same thing if you were on one tack for a while and then changed tacks so the boat laid on the other side.
Both worked well *because* of wood movement...swelling when damp.
So go ahead and make your counter top, just wet it down 4-6 times a day.
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On Wed, 26 Jan 2011 10:14:11 -0800 (PST), mkr5000 wrote:

There's no doubt wood movement can cause a lot of problems, just look at the ruckus it stirred up in here.
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